I had, however, the less diffidence in that it would have a technical interest for her, being indeed no other than a song of cycling a deux which had been suggested by one of those alarmist danger-posts always placed at the top of the pleasantest hills, sternly warning the cyclist that "this hill is dangerous,"--just as in life there is always some minatory
notice-board frowning upon us in the direction we most desire to take.
His features had lost their delicately benevolent aspect; his words were minatory
Number 3, Lauriston Gardens wore an ill-omened and minatory
In very tender years, when he still wore a lace border under his outdoor cap, he was often observed peeping through the bars of a gate and making minatory
gestures with his small forefinger while he scolded the sheep with an inarticulate burr, intended to strike terror into their astonished minds; indicating thus early that desire for mastery over the inferior animals, wild and domestic, including cockchafers, neighbors' dogs, and small sisters, which in all ages has been an attribute of so much promise for the fortunes of our race.
Quoting Eliot's quotation in The Waste Land_of the "Burial of the Dead" service in The Book of Common Prayer--"I will show you fear in a handful of dust"--Brodsky scornfully asserts that Eliot needs the minatory
presence of "a handful of dust to perceive terror." (5) His dislike of Eliot's pedantic and allusive technique blinds him to the impact of this marvelous quote.
The trees surrounding it are "minatory
gauntnesses" (4) and the garden's "bare boughs" stand out "against the hard, high spring sky" (62).
(435) But sustaining this political will is an especially difficult task in the face of prominent IFIs that continuously promote even the minatory
elements of land transfers.
We want dark rooms in which to sit interminably, without the Minotaur (minatory
) sunlight goading us around with its shadow patterns on the sidewalk.
(16) They vowed to alleviate obstreperous and minatory
national security danger and affixed Iraq at the apex of perils to the United States.
Likewise in October, in a minatory
letter to the consuls and people of Milan, the pope advised them that crusading victories in Provence and by the army of the faithful in Spain--an army which had miraculously overcome innumerable Agarenes--demonstrated that no multitude of armies could resist the Lord (4).
Muslims saw that their beloved pluralist America had morphed into a minatory
predator and were baffled," writes Ahmed.
James novels, so get out your dictionaries!) Then events took a minatory